Friday’s 5 at 5: Ways to Relax

{image by Fitness Magazine}
{image by Fitness Magazine}

I am feeling the stress of the holidays coming on all ready. Looking at our calendar, we have every weekend booked until past the New Year. How about some ways to relax?

  1. Hot and steamy showers. It is also the only time when I get time to think without any interruptions. Some of my best ideas came from a nice shower.
  2. Take a 5 minute guilt-free break. Going along with the idea from the Pomodoro Technique, take a 5 minute break and do something fun, different, creative or relaxing. I like to play with my kids, listen to a pick-me-up song, flip through magazines, grab a healthy snack and sometimes not so healthy snacks.
  3. Call a friend. I have some of the most amazing friends in the world. Nothing like taking a break from the day-to-day mundane tasks by catching up with a friend.
  4. Hand massage. I work with my hands all day long making things, typing, cooking, and cleaning. Then I am constantly washing my hands because I am sort of a germaphobe. Add the dry winter weather and my hands are always chapped. Some kneading with hand lotion is a great way for me to relax.
  5. Stretch. Taking deep breaths while stretching always does it for me.

What are some ways you relax? And don’t forget about the Pomodoro Giveaway!

Happy Friday, everyone!

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